Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halloween Hoedown

I am not trying to rush the season here- really I'm not. But after the girls have been constantly looking at the costume catalog that arrived two months ago,  I finally got them to committ to what they want their costumes to be this year. Woo-hoo! I'm on my way to a Happy Halloween, so I am in the mood for a little flashback.

This is the Halloween party we threw when the girls were only two, no trick-or-treating yet. Old McDonald was all the rage in our little cottage then. We dressed them up as a cow and a pig and their cousin, who is only four months younger, was a horse- our own little barnyard. The adults wore overalls and flannels to be farmers.

The invitations said,
"Oink, Neigh, Moo and Booooo!
It's a Hoedown Halloween
and we're inviting you!"

I made chilli in the slow cooker (perfect for when Halloween falls during the work week) and set up a simple buffet.




The "corny" cupcakes are from the cookbook Hello, Cupcake!
(Tons of cute ideas in there, check it out if you haven't already.)

I ordered inexpensive bandanas and cowboy hats by the dozen.
For decorations, I knotted two bandanas in a triangle shape to drape over the backs of the chairs and then hung a cowboy hat on each. Guests could then wear them if they liked and it was a cute party favor. Everyone had a rootin' tootin' good time.

As for this Halloween, we're going buggy. The costume committment I finally recieved was for a ladybug and a bumblebee. Stay tuned for more details as I plan this year's buzzin' bash,



17 comments:

  1. Adorable! I just love the great ideas people have come up with this year -- decorating with pumpkins is so fun!

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  2. How cute and original! Makes me want to have a "fall" party now!

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  3. The cupcakes are pretty cute! It's all pretty cute! What a fun Mama!

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  4. Love the hoedown ideas...especially the corn on the cob cupcakes :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  5. I love your "corny" cupcakes.
    ~Alana~

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  6. You are lucky to have both a cabin and a cottage to decorate! That's what I need so I can indulge my love of both styles!! That Halloween party sounds like so much fun and the upcoming costumes should be cute! Be sure to show them to us! Linda

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  7. Such a cute party for your twins. I know that they will be the cutest ladybuy and bumblebee in town. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  8. Very cute! love your decorations. :O)

    I'm a new follower from Between Naps on the Porch and hope you have a lovely weekend.

    http://www.sallyleebythesea.com

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  9. What fun! I love that cupcake book. I have to admit though all I have done is look through it. I haven't baked a thing.

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  10. What a fun twist a Halloween party. Love the invitation poem! I'd love you to link this up at my party.

    http://sawdustandpaperscraps.blogspot.com/2010/09/linky-party-and-scentsy-giveaway.html

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  11. How cute! Now those cupcakes... yum! Bring on the butter... er, icing! :)

    Donna

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  12. Cute party! Your corny cupcakes turned out Great!

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  13. Great idea for a Halloween Party! Love the decor and ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Brooke
    thecraftcave.blogspot.com

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  14. This is just adorable -- and those cupcakes are just the cutest things ever!

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  15. love that idea for a party! and those cupcakes are super cute!

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  16. Hey,

    My name is Nancy, found your cute blog through Meadowbrook Farm.

    That party was adorable! Good luck with the ladybug and bumblebee...my girls were always changing their minds on costumes :) Have a terrific day!

    Nancy

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